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Office of the National Director, NESLI
Global Schools Leadership Alliance
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 3150
Portland, Oregon 97204

 

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Phone: 844 652 5944

Web: www.nesli.education

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The STaff

wellbeing toolkit

An accessible and measurable approach

to improving staff wellbeing and social capital

Developed in response to the excessive stress and duress faced by Australian educators, the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit is a self-paced, internally managed development platform suitable for all staff.

The purpose of the program is to help schools to lay the foundations for a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal health and wellbeing of all staff. To that end, the program offers practical advice to assist individuals in managing their own wellbeing and a framework to assist schools in developing greater trust, respect and connectivity between staff.​

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit is a group development platform designed to help schools create a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal health and wellbeing of all staff. The only program of its kind in Australia, the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit assists individuals to proactively manage their own wellbeing and provides strategies for professional communities to better understand and support each other.​

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has three key aims:​

Designed to dovetail with monthly staff meetings, the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has a convenient modular format allowing for a flexible approach to delivery unique to the needs of each school. The design of the program is sympathetic to the rhythms of the school environment ensuring minimal disruption to existing workloads.​

Flexible, accessible and time efficient

KEY FEATURES

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit offers school communities a way to work together to address common issues and challenges. Through increasing collaboration and trust, the program builds social capital enabling staff to be more supportive of one another and function more effectively as a community.​

module outlines

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit equips existing school resources to champion and lead wellbeing initiatives. Through building internal capability, schools are able to drive meaningful, long term improvements without relying on costly external resources.​

Building internal capability
and knowledge

Module 1

The critical importance of health and wellbeing

This introductory module looks at current research and explores trends and implications for all staff. The focus is on the importance of prioritising wellbeing and incorporating practical strategies into life and work. The session also begins a conversation about the potential for professional communities to evolve as valuable peer support networks.

MODULE 2 

Know thyself: addressing and overcoming challenges

This module begins with an exploration of the psychological and physical effects of stress and anxiety. Participants are encouraged to identify their own stress and overload markers and consider practical brain tools (e.g. mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, visualisation, questions) and coping strategies to regulate and manage stress responses.

MODULE 4

Mastering the art of influence and wellbeing

This module builds on the previous modules to present further practical and relevant psychological tools to master the art of influence, greater regulation of ourselves and greater influence of others, therefore enhanced role modelling of health and wellness, greater influence of others, particularly our team members with a focus on support around health and wellbeing.

MODULE 3

Building and developing resilience

We can’t avoid challenges in the workplace, but we can build our resilience to assist us to identify, manage and bounce back from challenges more effectively. This module focuses on practical and effective ways to build both personal and team resilience. The focus is on practical skills to identify and maintain wellbeing across the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.

MODULE 5

Career and professional wellbeing

This module attends to our career focus and the impact that this can have on our overall health and wellbeing. We explore ‘career transitioning and planning’ as part of this module, the imperative of networking from a strategic perspective, with an emphasis on aligning our passion, gifts and purpose with our work and career, for the ultimate benefit of enhanced health and wellbeing.

module evaluation

The inclusion of robust evaluation tools is a unique feature of the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit ensuring that schools can clearly identify improvements in both wellbeing and social capital as a result of the program.

Upon request NESLI is able to provide participating schools with three reports based on the results of the pre- and post- surveys.​

Participation Certificates:​

Certificates of participation are provided for all staff who undertake the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit. Specialised Toolkit Leader certification is also provided that recognises the administration and leadership required to make the program successful.​

Start your journey

By opting to undertake the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit your school is demonstrating a commitment to starting a productive dialogue around wellbeing for the benefit of all staff.

Every day, schools across the country start their journey towards improved wellbeing and social capital via the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit. For more information on how your school can benefit please contact us.​

An all of staff approach to 
health and wellbeing​

module outlines

Since its launch in 2017, the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has been undertaken by almost 6,000 individuals from over 240 Australian schools and this number continues to grow every day. Additionally, the program has been adopted by the NT Department of Education, across numerous catholic dioceses and is also being delivered to schools across New Zealand in partnership with CORE Education.​

A local and international
success story

Demonstrable results and 
measurable outcomes

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit utilises robust evaluation tools to provide schools with important measures of both wellbeing and social capital before and after its application. Reporting back to staff on improvements further increases engagement and social capital.​

A small investment for
long term benefits

At just $85 (+GST) per participant the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit represents a low cost but high impact investment in the long term health and happiness of all staff.​

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